News Round-Up

Posted on January 17th, 2014

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Air Date: January 17 2014

Host: Vic Eliasom

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It was Vic's turn to clear off the news desk and here's what stories he found for listener consideration:

--Roughly 13,000 teenagers participated in a week-long Hamas training camp to enable the students to follow in the footsteps of suicide martyrs. This attendance was more than twice the enrollment from last year's camp. The training, said to be in preparation for the next war with Israel, included weapons training, marching exercises and security awareness.

--An 8 year old Afghan girl wearing a suicide vest was detained by police. She appeared at a press conference where she told how her brother forced her to wear the vest and ordered her to detonate herself at a police checkpoint. Going past a river she decided to drop the vest. Her brother fled and the police arrested her.

--Father of a 13 year old girl who was upset by a classroom poster that listed sex acts was shocked to hear the poster was part of the school's health and science curriculum.

--Parents of a 6 year old girl at Helen Hunt Jackson Elementary School allege that their daughter was humiliated when the teacher interrupted the child's one minute speech and told her to sit down because you can't talk about the Bible in school.

--Judge denies homeschoolers custody of their 4 children.

--Senate Intelligence Committee says the deadly Benghazi attack was preventable.

--15 persons in Libya attempting to cooperate with the FBI investigation show up dead.

--J.C. Penny closing 33 stores and cutting 2,000 jobs.

--U.S. Senator Tom Coburn to resign after the current session.

--Secretary of State John Kerry and other top diplomatic brass are criticizing
Nigeria after they established a new law banning same-sex marriage.

--Washington State campaign to cut off all utilities and services to the NSA achieves its first success on Wednesday.

--Robert Gates, the man who led the U.S. Defense Department through its transition to allowing open homosexuals to serve in the military is set to take over the Boy Scouts of America.

--U.N. Agency pulls exhibit on the 3,500 year old relationship between the Jewish people and the land of Israel after the Arab League claimed the exhibit could create potential obstacles to the Middle East peace process.

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